The FAA accidentally released a list of 704 flights made by Jeffrey Epstein on his private jets that they were withholding from scrutiny. The logs do not say who was on those flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accidentally revealed more than 2,000 flight records from Epstein’s private jets. Most of them were already known, but there were 704 new ones. There will probably be a request for the passenger logs for those flights.
Insider filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in January 2020 asking the FAA data on the flights of Epstein’s private jets. Despite the fact that the request was shot down to congressional legislation known as “Exemption 7”. That exemption was put in place for several reasons, including that the information could deprive someone of a fair trial or could hinder an investigation by law enforcement, among other reasons.
The flight records reportedly hold data from about 2,300 flights. They cover from 1998 to 2020. The planes were dubbed the Lolita Express and from some accounts, Bill Clinton was on a number of those flights with teenage girls, although there is no witness statements that he ever engaged them in an illegal way.
The Federal Aviation Administration accidentally provided Insider with its internal flight records for Jeffrey Epstein's private jets, revealing more than 704 previously unknown flights https://t.co/J0qbYaTuiF
— Insider (@thisisinsider) November 29, 2021
The 704 flights that were not previously released are from the years 2013 and 2016. Ghislane Maxwell is currently on trial f0or procuring underage girls for Epstein and his guest’s pleasure. She has been in jail since her arrest because she was considered a flight risk. If convicted on all charges, she could spend the rest of her life in prison.
The FAA’s data confirmed Epstein’s frequent travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands, the location of his private island, according to Insider.
The new records also corroborate travel patterns revealed by Insider’s database of Epstein’s flight data, primarily to his main residences in New York and Palm Beach and other properties in Paris, New Mexico and the Virgin Islands, Insider reported.
Epstein, a former hedge fund manager, was arrested in 2019 after scores of women accused him of sexually abusing and assaulting them when they were underage. Prosecutors said they found a collection of nude photos that included young women at his mansion in Manhattan. Epstein was taken off suicide watch before he was found dead in his cell in a New York City jail in August 2019, The Associated Press reported.